Moth Week flies into South Florida nature center – SunSentinel article

The io moth eats only during the caterpillar stage. The Long Key Nature Center celebrates National Moth Week July 30-31. (Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel)

Pity the poor moth. It never gets the love that goes to its Lepidoptera kin, the butterfly.

The good folks at Long Nature Center in Davie, however, are determined to change that. Once again this year, they’ll host South Florida’s only celebration of National Moth Week, with activities scheduled July 30 and July 31.

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National Moth Week events will be held July 30 and July 31 at Long Key Nature Center, 3501 SW 130th Ave., Davie. On July 30 and July 31: Magical Moths children’s activities and programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost, $5 per child. On July 30: Free Moth Day lectures, refreshments, plant sale, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Free Moth Night workshops, noctural viewing area, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. For more information, reservations for Magical Moths: 954-357-8797. Other info: broward.org/parks/LongKeyNaturalArea or nationalmothweek.org.

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